Happy Easter! April Update –

Happy Easter! April Update –
Infrastructure Projects Did you know that many of the 350 contracts to be awarded under The National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline have yet to be published and awarded? Last June the Government published a forward view on infrastructure projects for 2020/21, including construction work (building, design & build and civil engineering contracts), repair and maintenance, architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services, and

EMS Exploring Connectivity in Logistics: Digital Warehouses of the Future Online Event

EMS Exploring Connectivity in Logistics: Digital Warehouses of the Future Online Event
EMS hosted an informative and insightful event on Connectivity in Logistics this week. The esteemed panel discussed aspects of technology and organisational change specifically pertaining to warehouses, including some interesting examples using WiFi6, 5G and 4G. Mike Flynn Mike Flynn discussed how to make people change without setting things on fire! Given Mike’s formidable experience building new systems and processes that come with them, an...

Final March Update: Free COVID Tests for Construction Workers, HS2, Free Construction Job Board, Everton Stadium, Dorset Homes

Final March Update: Free COVID Tests for Construction Workers, HS2, Free Construction Job Board, Everton Stadium, Dorset Homes
Free COVID Tests for Construction Workers Construction companies with more than 10 workers can order free lateral flow test (30 minute results) here before 12 April for twice-weekly testing. Originally only available to companies with more than 250 employees, now available to smaller companies whose workers can’t work from home. EMS’ beable social distancing bracelet trial at a large North London site coupled with testing has kept the site open,

COVID at Crossrail, National Grid Refurb, MMC Safety Concerns, Grand Designs House of the Year

COVID at Crossrail, National Grid Refurb, MMC Safety Concerns, Grand Designs House of the Year
Crossrail COVID Outbreak A spate of COVID cases prompted the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy in Ilford which is currently delivering the Elizabeth line to deploy mandatory lateral flow tests. The Bond Street Station site also cited £450 million worth of delays due to a COVID outbreak. Considering all construction companies are now eligible for free COVID tests and considering the advent of preventative social distancing tools like beab

2021 Budget: Infrastructure Funding, Modern Methods of Construction, Housebuilding Ramp-up, R&D, Freeports

2021 Budget: Infrastructure Funding, Modern Methods of Construction, Housebuilding Ramp-up, R&D, Freeports
Budget 2021 Last Wednesday the Government announced £126m for 40,000 traineeships, continued furlough scheme until September with no changes to the current terms, £12bn funding for the UK infrastructure bank for local projects and three new investment programs UK Community Renewal Fund, the Levelling Up Fund and the Community Ownership Fund to be delivered through local authorities, all parts of the £4bn Levelling Up Fund commitment announced in November.

Road Infrastructure, COVID, Immigration, Grenfell Cladding, £100k COINS Competition

Road Infrastructure, COVID, Immigration, Grenfell Cladding, £100k COINS Competition
TfL awards £800m to 5 contractors for road network The initiative, part of the Surface Transport Infrastructure Construction (‘STIC’) Framework will create better walking and cycling routes across London to help cut congestion and help the environment and maintenance on existing road routes such as bridges and tunnels. EMS Congratulates the 5 winners: Costain Limited, Eurovia Infrastructure Limited, FM Conway Limited, Tarmac Kier JV and VolkerFitzpa

Warehouse Industry Booms

Warehouse Industry Booms
In November 2020 36 per cent of retail sales were made online in November, up almost 20 percent from February of the same year. UK consumers spent £141 billion online in 2020, up a massive 34.7% (£105bn) from 2019 with additional growth predicted over the next 5 years. Every extra £1bn spent online needs around another 1 million square feet of logistics space so it’s not hard to see why COVID crisis triggered a boom in the sector that has most investors...

Watch our Virtual Event Webinar

Watch our Virtual Event Webinar
On Wednesday 23 September, EMS hosted an online event: Virtual Events Online Workshop With Adam Dewhurst of On Productions, Patrick Gunning and James Deadman of Wired Broadcast, and Lawrence Walker of EMS, the panel discussed different aspects of remote broadcasting connectivity. Adam Dewhurst: Putting on a Show – Virtually Adam of On Productions spoke of his experience running real-life events and the massive learning curve in the transformation of th...

EMS are honoured to be shortlisted for the INCA Gold Awards 2019!

EMS are honoured to be shortlisted for the INCA Gold Awards 2019!
EMS are honoured to be one of the finalists for the INCA Gold Awards 2019! The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has announced a shortlist of finalists for their forthcoming 2019 INCA Golds awards event, which aims to recognise and celebrate the best broadband alternative network ISPs (altnets) from across the United Kingdom. Read the full ISP Review article here. ...

EMS Project Brings FTTP Broadband to New Homes in Whitehill and Bordon

EMS Project Brings FTTP Broadband to New Homes in Whitehill and Bordon
EMS are working with The Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Project to install Fibre Broadband services to one of the largest Urban Regeneration projects in the UK. Justin Leese, Programme Director for the Government’s on-going Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) project visited the site to view progress. Writing about his visit, Mark Jackson of ISP Review says: "The Whitehill & Bordon regeneration project, which is a joint venture between the Dorchester ...